When it comes to your home, a window has the ability to truly bring a space together. The window covering you choose for that space can easily enhance or distract, the choice is up to you. Despite the traditional look of indoor plantation shutters, more and more people are choosing this style for their homes. There are several great reasons to consider replacing your current window coverings with plantation shutters.
With all the recycled material being used these days to be re-formed into usable appliances and furniture, there is no reason to not consider this options for your windows. If you are replacing your current window solution, choosing wooden shutters leaves you with the option to go with a green replacement such as composite shutters or wood blinds made of “smart wood”. Composite shutters are an extremely durable material made from a combination of recycled man-made product and excess wood from lumberyards. These shutters will not only last just as long as traditional wood shutters, but they are also much easier to maintain and easy to install. Blinds made with “smart wood” are designed with real hardwood, but come from maintained forests to ensure crosscutting has not been implemented.
Color and Style
Window shutters today come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and are able to fit nearly any window including round ones. Modern designs are allowing shutters to bring a nice, classy look to any space without dimming the natural lighting. Having the option to paint your shutters can also make a big difference in your home as well. You are able to change the style of décor in any room without having to change out the window treatment.
Bring in the right light
Shutters are dynamic in the amount of light they bring in or block out. Made from such a solid material like hard wood or thick plastic, closing the shutters has an effect similar to black out blinds, as hardly any light will filter in. However, once they are open the sun will warmly light up the surrounding wood and appear to be brighter than you ever could have imagined. With these kinds of options, you certainly will not go wrong with new shutters in your home.
You will find that shutters eventually outlast typical blinds, shades or drapes. Because they are typically made from wood or another durable material, they will sit sturdy in your windowsill for many years after purchasing them. Shutters are also made to fit snugly within your window frame, requiring little movement aside from opening and shutting the wooden slats.
Shutters are in!
With more and more people looking to shutters for a new twist to their home décor, shutters have actually become more stylish than ever at this point in time. Home décor trends can last for years, so installing brand new shutters inside will not only add a hip new touch to your home, but could also increase the value of the house when it comes time to sell.